04/27/15 7:23pm

Potomac Yard Metrorail station model in Alexandria, Virginia - option B

Metro will host a public hearing on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement and plans for the proposed Potomac Yard Metrorail Station on Thursday, April 30 at Cora Kelly Recreation Center. The public hearing will be preceded by an Open House period that will begin at 6:30 PM, and the formal Public Hearing will begin at 7:00 PM. 

The milestone represents another positive step toward providing transportation infrastructure investment within Potomac Yard.

Shuttle buses to the Cora Kelly Recreation Center will depart every 30 minutes from the King Street Metrorail Station starting at 4:45 p.m. and the Braddock Road Metrorail Station starting at 5 p.m. The return shuttle bus will depart the recreation center at the conclusion of the hearing.

Thursday, April 30, 2015
Cora Kelly Recreation Center
25 West Reed Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22305

SHUTTLE BUS SCHEDULE

King Street Departure Braddock Road Departure Cora Kelly Arrival
4:45 PM 5:00 PM 5:15 PM
5:15 PM 5:30 PM 5:45 PM
5:45 PM 6:00 PM 6:15 PM
6:15 PM 6:30 PM 6:45 PM
Cora Kelly Departure Braddock Road Arrival King Street Arrival
10:00 PM 10:15 PM 10:30 PM
04/27/15 6:26pm

Bastille Restaurant in Alexandria, Virginia
Funds to Support Mercy Corps Efforts in Affected Areas

Following the weekend’s devastating earthquake in Nepal, Bastille and Bistrot Royal owners Christophe & Michelle Poteaux will host dual fundraisers Wednesday, April 29 from 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM, giving 10% of all dinner sales from both restaurants to support Mercy Corps programs operating in affected areas there.

The restaurants have established a fundraising page wherein staff and guests can make additional donations, accessible directly through Mercy Corps at this link, or on either restaurant’s Facebook page (Bastille and Bistrot Royal).

For more information or to make a reservation please call Bastille at (703) 519-3776 or Bistrot Royal at (703) 519-9110.

04/27/15 12:07pm

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I saw these this past weekend around Old Town Alexandria, Virginia and I have to say her campaign signs are the only one’s I have seen popping up around Alexandria for the upcoming Mayoral primary where 3 candidates, including Vice Mayor Allison Silberberg, are competing for your vote to be the next Mayor of Alexandria, Virginia. I’m sure I’ll be snapping more as we get closer and closer to the primary.

Question is, will the amount of campaign signs translate into votes at the June 9 Democratic primary?

If you have any photos from Alexandria, Virginia that you would like to share (including campaign signs), please consider submitting them to the Flickr pool.

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04/27/15 11:43am

simpsonThe City of Alexandria’s Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities is installing lights in the dog park at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park, located at 426 E. Monroe Ave. in Alexandria, Virginia. Three new lights will be installed in the dog park and operate through an on-demand button located in the dog park. The dog park will be CLOSED May 2 through May 6 to install the conduit and light pole bases. The light poles will be installed separately.

Park users will see equipment in use and crews at work during the daytime. For your safety please use extra caution when moving around the site.

For additional information or questions about the work, contact Abdul Kabbani, at 202.266.3426, or Beth Znidersic.